Humane treatment and services sorely lacking in Louisiana prisons and jails

With one in 75 adults in prison or jail and the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola earning the distinction of being the nation’s largest maximum-security

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New Orleans homeownership earns a ‘B,’ housing report card shows

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Through help from its public agencies, the organization HousingNOLA is halfway to its goal of adding 3,000 affordable housing units

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over Andrew Jackson monument
As the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals continues to mull over a lawsuit seeking to remove three New Orleans monuments honoring Confederate leaders, another federal judge last week dismissed ...
Support for minority-owned businesses launches
By Blair Lyons Contributing Writer In an effort to boost the state economy, the Louisiana Economic Development agency began working to provide more resources for small business growth, particularly for women- and ...
Appeals court hears arguments in Confederate monuments case
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday from both sides in the bitter fight over the fate of several Confederate-era monuments located on public spaces across the ...
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz alum returns to Crescent City
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I would not be who I am were it not for having lived in New Orleans,” says vocalist Johnaye Kendrick, who arrived in the city in 2007 ...
Police body cameras have successes and setbacks
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Last month’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte has reignited concerns across the country about police transparency and the use of body cameras on ...
NAACP, BAEO at odds of charter schools
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer This month, board members of the NAACP will vote on a resolution pledging support for a “moratorium of privately managed charter schools.” It is a position also ...
New STEM 21st Century Community Learning Center opens
By Blair Lyons Contributing Writer Third through eighth grade students in the city will now get the opportunity to explore the science of magnets, solar energy and the flow of electricity, alongside ...
Liberty's Kitchen participants learn and put into practice their cooking skills at the Liberty's Kitchen café and through school lunch programs that provide more than 4,000 meals for 1,500 Students across New Orleans every school day.
USDA looks at Liberty Kitchen model to duplicate nationally
By Mizani Ball Contributing Writer Within the light blue walls of Liberty’s Kitchen are the white “magical” coats that live on the hangers behind the cookery near a glossy wall. For the ...

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